Rise Ye Sunken Ships
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Rise Ye Sunken Ships

5 Mar 2012

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  Song Title
Chapel Song
Headlong Into The Abyss
Book Of James
East Los Angeles
Philadelphia (The City Of Brotherly Love)
New Drink For The Old Drunk
Patton State Hospital
Strange Days
Barrel Of Leaves
The Instrumental

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 7 Nov 2011
  • Release Date: 7 Nov 2011
  • Label: Oxcart Records
  • Copyright: 2011 We Are Augustines This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2011 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 45:44
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  • ASIN: B006XZQ9EC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 349 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow what a little gem. 19 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
I will begin by thanking Amazon, as they were the ones who recommended this album (big pat on the back for that). I'm a big fan of The National and Boxer Rebellion, which was probably why it was recommended to me. I can normally tell how much I'm going to like or dislike an album straight away, if the song doesn't catch my attention in the first few seconds then I usually press skip on the i-pod and if I skip the majority of the songs on the album then this usually leads to me discarding it. Sadly on the first listen to this album it never really stood out to me but oddly I did give it a second chance and I'm so glad I did. Its been playing none stop on my i-pod since.

The lead singers voice is very hard to describe, I suppose it kind of sounds like he's been shouting too much or has just come into the studio with a sore throat after a serious bender the night before. But its unique and slighty soothing in a weird way. Many would slate this album for being too depressing, which after his brother (recent) and mother (not so much) commiting suicide, he's not going to be playing the trumpet and dancing the macarena now is he. Perhaps its me and I'm a sucker for depressive songs because I know for sure I seriously love this album.

Standout tracks are the first two and 'new drink for old drunk'. Go on give it a punt.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rise Ye Sunken Ships We Are Augustines 18 Oct 2011
By Gooner
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent buy I first heard of the band when they supported the Boxer Rebellion British tour last year and have been waiting for the release of their first CD. Having heard some of the tracks on their web site which are played along with the video. Now that I have the whole CD I play the tracks over and over again. They (We Are Augustines) have just finish their head liner tour of the USA and are due to tour this country in October I can't wait to see them live at KoKo in London.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The LP of 2011 18 Sep 2011
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A remarkable piece of work. This is a seminal album, such as Hot Fuss was for the killers. Breadth, depth and heartfelt lyrics. Awesome.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece 19 April 2013
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Possibly the best debut album I have heard since Yourself or Someone Like You by Matchbox 20. Full of killer tracks that lodge themselves in your head.

Shades of Mumford and sons and just as good. Can't wait to see them live.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American Indie 3 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD
What an excellent Album made by some of the former members of Pela very good American Indie indeed definately shades of Matthew Ryan in the voice. So lots of guitars, drums and angst smashing debut record much more to come no doubt, will probably be missed by most what shame.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 12 Nov 2011
By Martin
Format:Audio CD
Just one amazing album, I can listen to it over and over again.. :D
strongly recommend buying it you won't regret it !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Do yourself a favour 6 Feb 2014
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I'm amazed that radio 6 music didn't pick up on and play this to death. This is what record collecting used to be like...finding a little gem that few people have heard about and genuinely loving playing it over & over. Every song is a winner & what's more they are terrific live...just pleased that some people get them. I understand the derivative criticisms but put it aside & enjoy this band giving their all. Power & raw emotion- much of the album centres around the death of the lead singer's brother -is a magical combination, which ultimately proves to be remarkably uplifting and life affirming
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5.0 out of 5 stars From a TV program 25 Feb 2013
By leagle
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Heard part of a track at the end of a TV program, tracked it down and so glad I did.

Different, varied, needs a couple of listens - buy it and enjoy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Release of the Year!
I only discovered this band on reading a Record Collector review of a London Gig they had done late last year (2012). Strange name I thought as I read. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Sue Grimsby
5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy it
This album is amazing. The musics good, the lyrics heartfelt, it is a very moving album and well worth buying. Read more
Published 16 months ago by B18
5.0 out of 5 stars Go see them live - even better?
Great band, I bought this on a recommendation from friend and was not disappointed! Very Good fun! Buy it now!
Published 17 months ago by J.T
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous and amazing live
I loved this album but having seen them live it suddenly seems even better. The energy from every member of the band comes through. Even my 4 and 6 year olds love Juarez. Read more
Published 18 months ago by J. Lancaster
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album of 2012!
Saw these guys at Latitude (amazing), listened to some more of their music after then bought their album. I highly recommend this album, songs have true meaning! Great buy!
Published 20 months ago by josh
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album throughout
It's got some great tracks, a great start for the band. The vocals style reminds me of Talking Heads. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Godz-illa
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Albums of the Year
I love this album, born out of pain and suffering but full of hope. Great tracks, If you like Arcade Fire or Springsteen you will like this.
Published 23 months ago by Under a Blood Red Sky
5.0 out of 5 stars buy this
This is one of the best albums I've heard in years. So raw, Billy McCarthy's voice is very emotive, unsurprisingly given what he's been through. Read more
Published 23 months ago by crannya
5.0 out of 5 stars this WILL be the album of 2012
The debut album from We Are Augustines 'Rise Ye Sunken Ships' WILL be the album of 2012. Reminds me of The National & Arcade Fire at their best.
Published 23 months ago by jwracing
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